6 days in Queensland Itinerary

6 days in Queensland Itinerary

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6 days in Queensland Itinerary

Auckland Central
Fly:  6​h
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  9​h 15​min
Auckland Central

3
days
Cairns

Cairns ©
A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Take a break from the city and head to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Palm Cove Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at St Monica's Cathedral and Michael Seebeck Gallery. Spend the 6th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns day trip site .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Cairns is an approximately 6-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Auckland Central to Cairns due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Auckland Central in October, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

2
days
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Port Douglas itinerary planner .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In October, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery ©
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery

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